Though it gained legality in 1994, the root is in 1874 when the college was found. Then it was the college college sample drawing for decomposing, composing and, later, Textile and Fashion Institute of Berlin, and later school of engineering for garment making, since 1990. In 1948 the Engineering School of Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering was found.
With a student body of more than 13,000, the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. With around 70 Bachelor’s and Master’s courses in Engineering, Economics, Information Technology, Culture and Design the study programme offers a wide range. The compact studies of applied sciences leads towards professional practice. Degree courses can be supplemented by instruction in foreign languages and key skills. University rankings have consistently established us as one of the leading providers of a modern and professional education.
HTW Berlin co-operates with a number of research networks, and participates in multiple international research projects. The main research foci of HTW Berlin — "Renewable Energies – Energy Efficiency", "The Healthcare Sector" and "Cultural and Creative Industries – The Digital Sector" — provide internationally- and future-orientated research.Successful research requires comprehensive support services — all the way from inspiration to implementation. The Co-operation Centre for Applied Sciences - KONTAKT offers different services for researchers and their partners. To find experts the HTW Berlin online research catalogue (in German) offers access to information.
The alumni network provides its members with the opportunity to cultivate existing contacts at the university and establish new ties. A number of associations and networks promote collaboration and exchange between graduates and members of the HTW Berlin community, as well as with the business world at large. Our alumni database enables the HTW Berlin to maintain contacts with its former students and keep them abreast of current offers.Careers Service CentreThe Career Service provides students with advice and support in making the transition to the world of work.
The Central Library on the Campus Treskowallee is located in a number of buildings across the campus. This decision was taken for historical reasons. The central library is subdivided into the following areas:
The Treskowallee campus is surrounded by beautiful old trees and oases of green, creating a high quality learning environment that is especially enjoyable in the summer months. The main building was inaugurated as a higher secondary school for girls in 1914.
The Wilhelminenhof campus is located in Oberschöneweide in the Treptow-Köpenick district in the South East of Berlin. Located directly on the Spree and steeped in history, this former industrial complex has been transformed into a modern centre for science. The imposing buildings have been sensitively refurbished and complemented by new buildings.
Students should not just study — they need regular exercise and sport to maintain the balance of a healthy life. University sport also provides the ideal opportunity to meet new people and stay fit and healthy. Participation in a range of courses is open to all students after paying a one-off fee (see the course information) including fitness courses, badminton, basketball, football, volleyball, yoga and many more.
The Students’ Union (AStA) represents the interests of students at the HTW. This is performed in a number of different ways:
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